Category Archives: resource

Constant Mews Prize article “The Tree of Life in Medieval Iconography” open access!

Pippa Salonius’s excellent article, “The Tree of Life in Medieval Iconography” in The Tree of Life, ed. Douglas Estes, Themes in Biblical Narrative, 27 (Brill 2020) was awarded the Constant Mews Prize by ANZAMEMS in 2022.

This article has been made open access for a limited time and is free to download until the end of July!

To view and download the article (free until the end of July!) please visit

ANZAMEMS Early Career Fellowship Program

ANZAMEMS is pleased to annouce the lanuch of its new ANZAMEMS Early Career Fellowship Program, which will provide flexible support and mentoring for research and publication to early career researchers in medieval studies, early modern studies, and medievalism.

The fellowship includes $3000 AUD of flexible funding for research and/or living expenses, and six months’ mentorship by a senior ANZAMEMS academic.

Applications for the 2022 ANZAMEMS Early Career Fellowship Program (to be taken up between 1 March 2022 – 28 February 2023) are open now, and close on Friday 14 January 2022.

For more details, see the ANZAMEMS website

BodoArXiv: New preprint repository for medieval studies

Named after a Carolingian peasant made famous by historian Eileen Power (1889-1940), BodoArXiv gathers scholarship in medieval studies across the disciplines. It provides an open, non-profit repository for works at different stages of gestation, including works that may later find themselves in article form and/or behind a paywall. Anyone can access and download any item on BodoArXiv freely and immediately, in adherence to the basic tenets of the Open Access movement.

For more information please see the below letter or BodoArXiv’s FAQ page. Questions about the repository can be directed to Guy Geltner or Daniel Smail.


FactGrid is a free, multilingual, shared database for historians, a joint initiative of German research centers. The platform runs on the versatile Wikibase (like Wikidata). The data can be used freely by anyone but can be edited only by historians. At the moment there are 150,000 items in the data set and it is constantly expanding with new projects. The full database of the German National Library will be integrated into the platform.

They welcome new research projects but it is also possible to upload older datasets or migrate finished projects to the website. To browse and request an account: For more detailed information on the platform:

Medieval and Early Modern Orients

Medieval and Early Modern Orients (MEMOs) is an AHRC-funded project that seeks to further knowledge and understanding of the early interactions between England and the Islamic worlds. Through our pages and our blog we hope to create an accessible space to reveal the exciting discoveries of researchers as they navigate the seas of history and literature, and investigate the intersecting webs of our pasts.

Like the engagements it explores, MEMOs is also a point of engagement. It is a space for researchers, practitioners and anyone with an interest to connect and stay up-to-date with news and events in the field, as well as the work of colleagues and specialists. By this we hope to build a network of knowledge and appreciation around the longstanding global relationships that continue to define our interconnected identities and shape our world.

MEMOs welcomes new contributors, particularly those based in Australasia.

AAH Call for Humanities Expertise: COVID-19 and Pandemics

The Australian Academy of the Humanities is pleased to be joining forces with Australia’s other Learned Academies to launch the COVID-19 Expert Database.

The database provides access to Australia’s leading researchers and experts across all disciplines who are willing and able to help Australia tackle COVID-19 and its aftermath. Envisaged as a publicly available searchable database, it will provide a starting point for governments, industry, education, the research sector, the media, and the community to easily connect with expertise.

Championed by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO, the database is an initiative of Australia’s Learned Academies – the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the Australian Council of Learned Academies – to ensure that multidisciplinary expertise is brought to bear on this issue of critical national importance.

We encourage Academy Fellows and humanities researchers across all career stages to register, especially those with expertise across ethical, historical and cultural approaches to pandemic or epidemic management, crisis recovery and communication.

Call for humanities expertise

This initiative complements the Academy’s call for expertise issued last week, which seeks to support our advice to government and inform policy directions. We are keen to hear from humanities researchers working in areas including (but not limited to):

-lessons from past experiences of epidemics, pandemics and quarantine;
-community responses to the COVID-19 crisis;
-social distancing challenges for Indigenous communities and other cultural impacts;
-access and equity to essential services, including digital communications and technologies;
-ethical decision-making;
-translation and analysis of information for multilingual populations; and
-the role of arts and culture in community building, recovery and resilience.

We invite you to complete this confidential online form, outlining your research speciality across these areas.

Bloomsbury Medieval Studies

Bloomsbury has recently launched a new interdisciplinary digital resource, Bloomsbury Medieval Studies. It brings together high-quality secondary content with visual primary sources, an exclusive new reference work and object images into one cross-searchable platform, to open up the medieval world for students and scholars across this rich field of study.

This unprecedented platform comprises content from Bloomsbury and other leading publishers in the field, including I.B. Tauris, Amsterdam University Press and Arc Humanities Press – as well as medieval maps from the British Library and newly digitized incunabula from Senate House Library.

Users will benefit from instant, searchable access to a new and exclusively commissioned reference work, the Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages. Written by an international group of scholars, it offers a non-Eurocentric approach with articles including:

– Thematic overviews of intellectual discourse, migration and trade systems
– Primary source analyses of Maya Civilization, Japan and Korean Kingdom of Silla
– Core Case Studies of queens and powerful women of the Middle Ages.

The platform also provides full digital access to over 150 eBooks– ranging from primary texts to research monographs, companions, primary source readers and more.

Interested in finding out more?
Bloomsbury Medieval Studies will be available for 30-day free trials and can be purchased on a perpetual access basis. If you would like to register interest in a trial, or have any questions about the product please contact

The full press release including further details of resources available can be downloaded here.

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PARTHENOS Digital Humanities Training

The EU-funded PARTHENOS project has released an online teaching module, Digital Humanities and Heritage Science Research Infrastructures: New Approaches to the Study of Pre-Modern Manuscripts, which seeks to bring together knowledge and resources from Research Infrastructures and Humanities projects. The module will be of interest to scholars looking to apply Digital Humanities and/or Heritage Science methods to medieval and early modern manuscript studies. It was produced in collaboration with teams working at Nottingham Trent University (UK) and the University of Canterbury (NZ).

The module is part of the PARTHENOS Training Suite, which provides reusable training materials that can be accessed for free by students, lecturers, and anyone interested in issues and skills related to e-Heritage and Digital Humanities. More information about the PARTHENOS Project can be found here.

Locke Studies Journal

Locke Studies makes Vols 14-16 freely accessible online

We are pleased to announce that Vols 14-16 of Locke Studies (2014-16) are now freely available on the Locke Studies website. We will be continuing to add back issues to the website as quickly as we are able to prepare them. Eventually we will have the entire series of Locke Studies and The Locke Newsletter issues digitized and freely available. We thank you for your patience as we go through the process of digitizing the back issues; we expect that it will take some time to completely digitize, proof, and copy edit the older material that does not already exist in an electronic format. Hyperlinks to each article will be added to the entries in the Locke Bibliography as they are published online.

2017 Issue of Locke Studies

The 2017 issue is currently being printed and subscribers should expect to receive their copies in the near future. The table of contents is available via the website, but the PDFs of the articles will not be made available until Jan 2019. Beginning with the 2018 issue, all new content will be open access immediately upon publication. Here is the table of contents for the forthcoming 2017 issue of Locke Studies:

Recent Publications, pp. 5-38

Locke’s Orthography and the Dating of his Writings, pp. 39-47

A Puzzle in the Print History of Locke’s Essay, pp. 49-60

Locke’s Ontology of Relations, pp. 61-86

Locke on Individuation and Kinds, pp. 87-116

Toland and Locke in the Leibniz-Burnett Correspondence, pp. 117-141

Shaftesbury, Locke, and their Revolutionary Letter?, pp. 143-171

Locke and Hate Speech Law: A Critical Review, pp. 173-196

Locke’s Political Theology and the ‘Second Treatise’, pp. 197-232

Locke and the Churchill Catalogue Revisited, pp. 233-241

Call for Reviewers and Submissions

One of the advantages of moving to an open-access, electronic format is that we can expand our offerings of book reviews. We can now offer timely, desktop delivery of reviews of new works of interest to Lockeans. To receive notification of all new publications within Locke Studies, please register as a “reader” on the Locke Studies website. The aim is to rival the Notre Dame Philosophical Review in publishing high-quality reviews of interesting new books ranging across the entirety of Locke Studies’ wide ambit within four months of their publication. For now, we will be going back 6-9 months and building the pipeline of commissioned reviews. Individuals interested in writing book reviews for us should register as “reviewers” on the Locke Studies website, making sure to indicate your areas of expertise and interests. Authors and publishers wishing to make books of interest to Lockeans available for review can send materials to: Editor, Locke Studies / Department of Philosophy / 3130 Stevenson Hall / The University of Western Ontario / 1151 Richmond St. / London, ON N6A 5B8 / Canada.

We are seeking high-quality submissions on any aspect of Locke’s thought or his intellectual milieu and the thought of his contemporaries, broadly construed, for the 2018 issue of Locke Studies. Submissions may be made through the portal on the journal’s website. We are glad to receive original articles and scholarship as well as shorter discussion notes and research queries detailing archival finds, interesting points about Locke or Locke scholarship, or news of recent publication or ongoing research projects of interest to Lockeans. Shorter discussion notes and research queries are published via The John Locke Society blog and immediately disseminated via our social media as non-peer-reviewed publications. A list of all such publications will appear annually in Locke Studies.

The Art of Disagreeing Badly: Religious Dispute in Early Modern Europe – Exhibition available on interactive website

The Art of Disagreeing Badly: Religious Dispute in Early Modern Europe

Exhibition available on interactive website

The exhibition The Art of Disagreeing Badly: Religious Dispute in Early Modern Europe is now available on an interactive website.

The physical exhibition curated by Dr Stefan Bauer and Bethany Hume (York) was on display at the Old Palace, York Minster 15 November – 15th December 2016 and showcased the collections of the York Minster library, examining the role of religious polemic in the early modern period.